Watching The World Turn Upside Down In The Era Of Constant Information

When it comes to corporations hiring ‘the best and the brightest’ employees, it’s not always clear what the definitions are for ‘best’ and ‘bright’. To a degree, corporations may be setting the bar too high when looking to hire truly innovative thinkers.


In this latest email exchange, Malcolm Gladwell and Bill Simmons discuss the crisis in media and sports and beyond. They identify a “…crisis concerning elite professions and the assumption that the talent-finding in the top occupations is pretty efficient.”